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#1 gheese

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 11:38 PM

have had a 512MB ram stick in forever and got a trojan that took it down to 384, or I messed up along the way (doubtful). Anyhow bios and ram testing sites say I should have 512 and there is/are not things that are requiring this much ram (128) to take it down from 512 to 384. I reset ram in other slot yet still reading 384 available (actually less obv), but you should get the idea here. Question is do I have a bad bank or not I guess? Still infected... no... definitely not, but the ram is seemingly gone and I have tried multiple things to gather back the 512. ??? Ideas ????

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 04:59 AM

If you are looking at System Properties you will only see the the amount of free RAM. You may have 512MB or RAM, but will not show the total amount because of the draw from critical functions such as the system BIOS, motherboard resources, memory mapped I/O, AGP, PCI, PCI-E, and other memory allocations for PCI devices.

If you look in System Information it will show you the total amount of RAM installed.

Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Information.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 08:29 AM

Are you taking into account the RAM dedicated to your video, if you have onboard?
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 06:09 PM

yes and yes, as i said i know what is actually available earlier and I am NOT SEEING 512MB of ram anywhere except from tests that I run on WHAT I SHOULD BE SEEING WHICH IS 512. I am seeing 384 only... available a lot less obvioiusly because of things running.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:47 PM

tied in with another thread prob fixed. thanks.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:07 PM

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